Born today, you are one of the most original thinkers born under your sign -- and your originality doesn't stop there. You are willing and able to do all manner of things that have never been done before, large and small, and you are sure to leave a very large footprint when all is said and done. Despite what is likely to amount to a massive list of accomplishments, the thing you most desire in life is not to be remembered or honored for what you have done, but for how you have lived. You are independent to a fault, and insist on being allowed to do your own thing.
You are curious and studious, and you will no doubt know a great deal about the world in which you live -- and about the people in it. You enjoy traveling both near and far.
Also born on this date are: Charlize Theron, actress; David Duchovny, actor; Billie Burke, actress; Tobin Bell, actor; Wayne Knight, actor; Louis Leakey, anthropologist; Garrison Keillor, writer and radio personality; John Glover, actor.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're eager to enjoy something to the fullest, but you may not be willing to pay the price that is being asked. Can you negotiate a deal?
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may be profoundly affected by something that happens to someone else today. Your own reaction reveals a great deal about you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Something you must get done tomorrow can be started today. Indeed, the sooner you get the preliminaries out of the way, the better for everyone.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You don't have to travel far to enjoy the very thing you've been searching for lately, as it's actually been within reach all this time.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Something new piques your interest, but you may not be feeling quite brave enough to give it a try -- at least not yet, and not on your own.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Your reactions to the day's developments may border on the overdramatic, but you have good reason to be sensitive about certain things in flux.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Don't let anyone tell you what you should do today; if you assess a quickly evolving situation correctly, you'll know what you must do!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may be tempted to venture further out of your comfort zone than usual today; is it the promise of a tangible reward that moves you so?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're waiting for a change that is not likely to come. Do what you can to make things happen for yourself, regardless of what others do.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Those who don't know you all that well mustn't be allowed to call the shots for you today. Dangers increase as you relinquish control.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're likely to reach an important personal milestone today. Others will join you in a group effort -- if you present your case just right.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Someone close to you may see through the rhetoric and discover your true motives in a certain tricky situation. Is this the end of the line?